Health Care Reform
PIA Principles for Health Care Reform
- Build on and support the private health care system, don’t dismantle it
- Improve existing government programs
- Do not create a government-owned insurance agency or brokerage
- Preserve the role of independent agents and brokers
- Build upon successful state-based innovations
- Do not tax employer-provided health care benefits
- Encourage cost controls and wellness programs
- Congress needs to forge the broadest possible consensus before enacting any reform legislation
To learn more about PIA's position on Health Care Reform, read (PDF file) and PIA's Navigators Issue Paper (PDF file).
Initial Analysis of the Supreme Court Decision on Health Care
On June 28, 2012 the United States Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), which has come to be known as “Obamacare.” In a 5-4 ruling, the Court upheld most of the law, which was enacted in 2010.
PIA’s analysis is a first take on the decision, focusing on what happens next and what it means to professional independent insurance agents. It is important to remember that this is just a brief “snapshot in time,” taken immediately after the High Court decision. As we note in our analysis, the process and debate surrounding PPACA and health care public policy will now continue. As always, PIA will remain in the forefront of advocacy on behalf of PIA members who – despite this decision – remain fully committed to providing their clients with professional advice and choices regarding their health insurance needs.